I have been involved in a class action suit for the last 3 years against a diet membership site, and we just got the verdict:
The case was about how the owner used pictures taken from other sites on the web (no permission to do so) and used them as before/after shots for her own diet.
Don't steal pictures people! They can be tracked by the right people!
The site was promoted in Womans World Magazine back in 2007, and in that month the site made around a million dollars that month alone.
I was a member of this "pay once for a lifetime membership" site, but was banned soon after the opposing team was able to link me as one of the undercover people working to spread the word about the scam we had uncovered.
It has never been about the money - as I would get back a whopping 40 bucks I think? lol
It has been a long journey, but well worth this final verdict.
I was an affiliate for the product initially before I realized the issues. I became lost when my "winning" source of money was suddenly gone. It was just a few months after that when I found this great forum, and a new hope to get things right.
Thanks to all of you here who have known about my side project and have been supportive.
I'm still getting the news about everything the verdict covers - but will share as soon as I can!